The Science of Speech Recognition [Infographic]

Ever wonder how your computer understands what the heck you are saying (when you enunciate, that is)? This infographic gives a rundown of just how we talk to computers.

Automatic speech recognition is the technology used so computers (and associated gadgets) hear what we’re saying and perform the requested functions. Things like GPS, military aircraft, smartphones and more are leading the pack when it comes to voice controlled processes … and the folks at Google have brought us some cool functionality, such as a vocal Google Translate, Google Voice Search and even the ability for apps to be created that allow us Android fiends to control our home appliances and gadgets with out cellphones. Take a look at the infographic for more cool information:


Looking to control more people, er, things, by your voice alone? Check out the top 4 free Android voice recognition apps, the iPhone 5’s planned voice assistant and even a cool Star Trek computer mod that controls your living room.

h/t Greg Voakes